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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Abbey Tripel
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2741   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Bottle conditioned.
First brewed 1996; claimed to be based on a recipe from 1679 which used wheat, oat and barley.
Tripel Karmeliet is a very refined and complex golden-to-bronze brew with a fantastic creamy head. These characteristics derive not only from the grains used but also from restrained hopping with Styrians and the fruity nature (banana and vanilla) of the house yeast. Aroma has hints of vanilla mixed with citrus aromas. Tripel Karmeliet has not only the lightness and freshness of wheat, but also the creaminess of oats together with a spicy lemony almost quinine dryness.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1586) - Hawgville, Ontario, - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle - decants a golden hued hazed ale with a 3 finger meringue cap. lively natural carbonation, Medium bodied but light spritzy character - probably the result of both wheat and oats in the grain bill. Aroma is ambrosia - sweet toffee with succulent fruits, some citrus, musty yeast tones and spicey hopping. Flavour and mouth feel are lush, chewy malts in front well balanced with sharp hopping and big fruitiness - middle is complex where flavors develop...vanilla, peach, spice, citrus - finish goes dry and lightly bitter with a sharp hop bite at the end then a pleasing warming. Hides its alcohol well. A very pleasant, soothing and drinkable tripel.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
2bira (1) - TURKEY - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
Pours light hazy golden with one finger quick dissepearing white head. There is lots of sweetness, banana and appricot aroma. Taste is yeasty sweet and fruity with little bitterness. Aftertaste last long in back of the tongue. This is one quality Belgian beer. Bardakta hafif bulanik altin rengi, çabuk kaybolan bir parmak beyaz köpük. Kokuda tatli ve kuru kayisi hakim. Tat hafif serbetçi otu aciligiyla damakta kalici meyveli, tatli ve mayamsi. Kaliteli bir Belçika bir birasi.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zalimcoyote (1) - - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
Selam arkadaslar kurban kesmedir yarappi buney lan gazoz yapmisiniz yapcaksaniz adam gibi dassakli biseyler yapin

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wouterlip (25) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
Geweldige trippel, mooie geur, geweldige smaak en heerlijk mondgevoel, van de tap nog veel beter!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
monkeychugg55 (852) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Golden orange body with a small white head. Vanilla, apple, pear, and lightly caramelized sugar make up most of the aroma. There is s touch of ethanol in there as well. The flavor is nice and sweet upfront. It also adds some orange and citrus notes as well as some spice on the finish. Silky mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, an finishes slightly sweet. Great tripel, love the yeast profile.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martynhall20 (3) - Hounslow, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Large frothy white head, pale gold colour, slightly hazy. Aroma of fruit, wheat, yeast, very fresh. Medium sweet and bubbly, and again, fresh taste. Very enjoyable, strong but fresh and easy to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djbans (2) - - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
Perfecta ademas es la unica que conozco que lleva tres granos. Exquisita la recomiendo 100%

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrBierkoenig (237) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 20, 2014
From 0.33l bottle. Pours nice hazy pale straw liquid, huge white frothy head, Aroma: Beautiful Belgian ester notes, grapes, wheat, banana, marshmallow, very fresh, very promising, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium bitter, medium sour, crispy, wheat notes, fruity esters, interesting fruity bitterness, spicy notes, Palate: light body, sticky texture, lively to fizzy carbonation, long bitter finish. Overall: very good, get better with rising temperature, fruity, spicy, bitter :)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (294) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Tap at Bulldog Uptown. In the perfect glass as expected from this solid beer place. Light golden. Very limited head but it stays around. Aroma has that Belgian yeast presence. Tart fruit. Refreshing taste with a citrus and sweetness balancing some bitter notes. Wheat characteristics but not overwhelming. Fantastic finish. A really enjoyable Belgian option.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (1091) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2014 Gulbrun litt tåkete med høyt hvitt skum. Honning, gjær og malt. Champagne fornemmelse i smak og mye kullsyre også. Sitrus lett bitter og noe krydder.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
Een van de betere tripels die er bestaan in België, ik vind het een goed bier.


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